Senate upholds EPA carbon regulation powers

The US Senate has rejected a resolution by Alaskan senator Lisa Murkowski that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon dioxide emissions in the event that cap-and-trade legislation is not passed by Congress. The bipartisan resolution of disapproval failed by 47 to 53 votes yesterday.
The EPA is due to begin phasing in permit requirements and regulation of greenhouse gases for large stationary facilities at the start of 2011. Facilities will be ph

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